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Despite what Marco Rubio and his fellow NRA shills may say, gun bans are both popular and effective

One of the biggest applause lines at last night’s CNN town hall on American gun policy came from Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Attempting to make the case that an assault weapon ban wouldn’t be effective, the Senator said “you would literally have to ban every semi-automatic rifle.” He, of course, thought that members of the […]

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Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t remember Obama having to take a note with him when he met the parents of those who died at Sandy Hook, reminding him to have empathy

Yes, the above photo is real. Those are Donald Trump’s hands holding a note reminding him to be a decent human being. The photo was taken by an Associated Press photographer this afternoon, during his “listening session” with the survivors of last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and the relatives of the dead. Point […]

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Declaring “(Donald Trump) has been tougher on Russia than Obama was in the past eight years combined,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders achieves ‘maximum gaslight’ status, qualifying herself for a position in the Joseph Goebbels’ Propaganda Hall of Fame

Maybe I’m just imagining it, but I’m getting the sense, watching video of today’s White House press briefing, that we’ve finally crossed some kind of line. It’s like it’s collectively started to dawn on members of the White House Press Corps that, if the kids in Parkland can stand up and push back, them, maybe, […]

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In Europe, surrounded by world leaders that detest him, Trump questions the integrity of our intelligence community, rants about “fake news,” and essentially blames Obama for not doing more to stop him and Putin

I want to say that it can’t possibly be true, but the New York Daily News is reporting that Donald Trump, who just arrived in Germany for the G-20 conference, doesn’t have anywhere to stay, as no one at the White House thought ahead to make arrangements. But, who knows? This is, after all, the […]

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Follow the money… And keep an eye on the sanctions… The quid pro quo at the heart of the the relationship between the Trump administration and the government of Vladamir Putin is finally beginning to emerge

Earlier today, as Trump was formally bringing an end to the era of American global leadership by backing out of the Paris accord over the protests of environmentalists, business leaders and world leaders alike, some significant things were happening in the investigation into the quid pro quo at the heart of the relationship between the […]

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